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ABBA loses most streamed Eurovision song of all time UK News

ABBA is one of the most famous winners of the Eurovision Song Contest, but you might be surprised to learn that the song that won them the title wasn’t the most streamed song in the contest.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage announced during Radio 2’s Eurovision Song Contest: The most streamed official of all time as classic Swedish pop group Waterloo, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, came in second place.

Laurence’s ballad Arcade came out on top as the most streamed Eurovision track after winning the competition in 2019, securing a first Eurovision title since 1975 for the Netherlands.

The list precedes the 66th edition of the competition, with two semi-finals on May 10 and 12, followed by the grand final in Turin, Italy, on May 14.

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Dadi Freyr’s Think About Things, which was to be Iceland’s entry for the 2020 competition before the event was canceled due to the pandemic, took third place on the list.

It had been considered one of the favorites to win before the cancellation, but then became a viral hit via TikTok.

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The group represented Iceland the following year with the song 10 Years, finishing in fourth place.

The winners of the 2021 contest – Italian rock band Maneskin – came fifth for their hit track Zitti E Buoni.

Entries from the UK came lower down the list, with Bucks Fizz’s 1981 Eurovision-winning song Making Your Mind Up coming in at number eight.

Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit by Gina G, the 1996 UK entry, placed at number 15, with last year’s entry by James Newman’s Embers at 17 overall.

TikTok star Sam Ryder will represent the UK in this year’s competition, where he will perform the track Space Man.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-30 07:36:21

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